Andy Muschietti Confirms The Flash is Still Based On Flashpoint
The Flash has had the highest director turnover rate for any DC film. Regardless, Andy Muschietti remains committed to finally getting the movie off the ground. He also seems to be sticking to the original plan of using DC’s Flashpoint event as the basis for the script.
Via The Hashtag Show, Muschietti recently took part in a Q&A with the cast of Underwater. While moderating the panel, Muschietti confirmed that he’ll officially start on The Flash later this year and that it will indeed adapt Flashpoint. However, he shared that it will be a “different version of Flashpoint than you’re expecting.”
Warner Bros. first revealed that their Flash film would be inspired by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert’s Flashpoint comic as early as 2017. The studio even went so far as to change the movie’s title to Flashpoint. But following last month’s announcement of the film’s 2022 release date, it doesn’t sound like this is still the case.
It’s probably for the best that the filmmakers are going to make changes to Johns and Kubert’s original Flashpoint arc. After all, the story has already been brought to life in animated form and in the Arrowverse. In 2013, Warner Home Video released Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. A few years later, The CW’s The Flash aired its own version of the story during the show’s third season. With this, it makes sense that Warner Bros.’ film division would want to make something that stands out from prior adaptations. Plus, the timeline tampering could also be used a means of fixing continuity issues within the DCEU.
The Flash is scheduled to arrive in theaters on July 1, 2022.
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